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Vinschgau: Höhenweg St. Martin–Kortsch

10.9 mi
1.7 mph
1,350 ft
4,625 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.87 mi

Vinschger Höhenweg

Hiking Highlight

2.89 mi

Ruine Zuckbichl

Hiking Highlight

5.61 mi

Schloss Schlandersberg

Hiking Highlight

9.90 mi

St. Ägidius

Hiking Highlight

10.9 mi


Mountain Hiking Path: 4.29 mi
Hiking Path: 0.81 mi
Path: 1.85 mi
Footpath: < 109 yd
Street: 2.85 mi
Road: 1.12 mi


Alpine: 4.41 mi
Natural: 1.30 mi
Unpaved: 0.37 mi
Gravel: 0.75 mi
Paved: 0.91 mi
Asphalt: 2.99 mi
Unknown: 360 yd

Weather Forecast

OUTDOOR Magazin planned a hike.

May 16, 2020


  • OUTDOOR Magazin

    The Sonnenberg lives up to its name. In late autumn, when the fog hangs in the Northern Alps, you can really soak up the sun for the winter on this high-altitude hike. Along the way, mountain farms with South Tyrolean delicacies tempt you to stop.From St.-Martin im Kofel mountain station, follow the paved car access on the left to the mountain farms - at first slightly downhill, later flat. The route is signposted with number 14 and soon changes into a dirt road. After crossing a few trenches, the Egg snack station is reached, a stately mountain farm with catering. On path number 14 you hike to the next mountain farm called Forra. The driveway ends in front of the courtyard. We continue on the hiking path uphill to the right and then on a path over a meadow slope. On the other side of the valley, the Laaser peak reaches its peak into the sky. (The tour to this 3304 meter high mountain is described in tour map 5.) You get to the ruins of Laggar. A courtyard stood here until after the First World War. We continue on a partially rocky path down through the forest and shortly afterwards to the Zuckbichl farm ruins. The following section to Fallerbach is quite varied with numerous steps and wooden railings. On the other side of the stream, the path leads up to a forest road. You follow it straight past the dilapidated Hof Patsch and choose the left fork at the fork in the road. To the right it would go up to the intact Hof Tappein. It goes slowly down until path number 7 branches off to the right towards Schloss Schlandersberg. You come back onto the street and then turn right again. Behind the castle, continue on path number 5 to the Fisolhof, another refreshment stop, then along the number 5 marking on the Ilswaal to the Aegidius chapel and further down to Kortsch. On the Kortscher footpath and the Franziskusstraße it goes to the village center of Schlanders and by train or bus back to Latsch.outdoor tip:
    If you feel like going on another Waalweg after this hike with a final section along the Ilswaal, you should turn right about 250 meters after the Aegidius chapel onto path number 6a towards Zaalwaal. You climb the old irrigation system quite steeply. If you hear bright bell people, the Waal carries water. Keep left at the fork and later pass two old mills. At the end of the Waal you walk straight ahead and reach the village of Kortsch in a left-hand bend (a total of about 2 kilometers, 45 minutes' walk).

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